Upcoming Virtual Events with The Yard: April 20-24

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We know that this is a tough time, so The Yard team has prepared a variety of virtual events for our members to join while working remotely.

Interested in any of the below events? Contact events@theyard.com or your local Community Manager to RSVP and get the sign-up information.

Virtual Events: April 20 – April 24


6:00 pm – Mastering Time (From Home, No less!) 

Is time not on your side? Or used to be but now that you’re working from home, your relationship to time might just need some “marriage” counseling?!  Do your days feel like a battle to beat the clock, make deadlines, uphold standing commitments, prioritize chores, and avoid seemingly unavoidable distractions? Or, are you the opposite, being so productive, you can’t possibly keep it up and know burnout is coming? If any of this rings true (and it’s not your reminder alarm), join us in this workshop to discover simple and even, dare we say, fun solutions to help you master time, especially in the time of Corona.

In this 30-minute session with the Handel Group, you’ll learn to:

Identify your particular pandemic pitfalls

Organize yourself and hold yourself accountable

Plan brilliantly

And most importantly, find ease in everyday activities as well as your most heartfelt endeavors.


10:00 AM ET – Get Your Professional Edge ON! 

Join the discussion on how to up-level your professional brand, resume and LinkedIn to be relevant in today’s market.  Amy Cole, 20-year executive recruiter and career coach (as well as member of our HSQ location) will share insights on how to best position yourself in a downturned job market as well as field questions to help you best navigate your next best career steps.  All are welcome!

Amy Cole, the founder of AmyColeConnect, is a staffing expert, career coach, and speaker. She has transformed the hiring strategies of many successful organizations such as Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, and Target as well as catapulted the careers of thousands of executives.

5:00 pm – Women Crush Wednesdays Series with Jacy Mercer

Join us for the ‘Women Crush Wednesdays’ 5-week series! Through the duration of this series, Women’s Health Coach, Jacy Mercer, will guide you through casual and compassion-filled conversations about all things women’s health, hormones, intuition and finding your inner rhythm. Bring your wine, coffee, tea or whatever you’re sipping on, and we’ll see you there!

If you missed out on last week’s WCW workshop and want to check it out, email our Event Coordinator Liz (liz@theyard.com) and she will send the recordings your way! Each workshop begins promptly at 5:00 pm–see below for the topics!

4/22: Living and Working in Sync with Your Cycle for Maximum Health + Productivity

4/29: Creating Health & Vitality Through Accessing Your Inner Wisdom

5/5: How to Find Your Feminine in a Masculine World

5/13: Breaking the SuperWoman Myth & Restoring your Energy

Virtual Panels with Entre

6:00 pm – Startup Investor Panel (Angel Round to IPO)

Entre is hosting a special investors panel geared towards the growing community of entrepreneurs, artists, creators, influencers, and innovators. Join for a panel featuring investors discussing entrepreneurship, strategies, and advice on how to pitch and scale your businesses.

Our goal is to make it less lonely, less confusing, and less frustrating to start and grow your business. We are open-sourcing Entrepreneurship with a holistic approach that gives you the support and community you need to strive for greatness and make your dreams a reality.


6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Event Intro

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Panel + Q&A

Panelists include:

Kunal Mehta, Principal with Hearst Ventures in NYC

Nikita Singareddy, Investor at RRE Ventures

Mario Gabriele, Senior Associate Charge VC


12:00 pm ET – Sustainable Self Care Workshop with Taylor Elyse Morrison

Self-care is trending. Sheet masks are #selfcare. Binge-watching Netflix is #selfcare. But we’re all still wondering what it actually means to care for ourselves. In this virtual workshop with Taylor Elyse Morrison, founder of Inner Workout, we’ll take self-care beyond the hashtags and into your daily life.

Establish a supportive definition of self-care

Learn to build your own self-care “toolkit”

Understand how to build self-care rituals tailored to your own needs

Taylor Elyse Morrison is a brand builder and self-care advocate. Her experience spans from working for a Fortune 100 company as a participant in their Leadership Development Program to working at a startup as their first full-time employee and their Vice President of Operations. Today, Taylor is changing the way people practice self-care as the founder of Inner Workout.

1:00 PM – WFH flow: How to use human design to optimize your work style

Are you hitting some challenges in your workflow while WFH? Come learn how you can use your Human Design style to optimize your working style and schedule.

Human Design is a system that guides us to live in flow. By bringing awareness to how your unique energy and intuition work, you can come into greater alignment with your natural state of ease, joy, and ultimately, our highest potential and purpose.

It combines modern physics with ancient wisdom (like the chakra system, astrology, and the I Ching), to provide a comprehensive view of human nature. Each person falls into a specific energy type (i.e. Manifestor, Generator, Projector) with a distinct inner authority.

We’ll cover:

What energy type you are

How each type best works

Practical tips for adjusting your work environment.

Victoria Jane is a human design reader and coach based in California. Her mission is to guide entrepreneurs to use Human Design to live vibrantly – with less hustle and more flow.

After a decade in Silicon Valley achieving everything she thought she was supposed to – a coveted career, great salary, and all the free snacks, she was earthquaked into the harsh reality: she was exhausted, burnt out, and in danger of doing irreparable damage to her health. As she searched for how to heal not just her body, but her spirit, she discovered Human Design.

Learning her unique design changed her life. It reconnected her back to living in alignment with her energy and intuition (which she’d forgotten how to do despite all her “self care”). It gave her permission to let go of the “shoulds” and start living for herself. From this experience, she is passionate about sharing Human Design with others so they can boldly live their truth.

1:00 PM – Self-care Unplugg’d Webinar: Discover the Secrets to an At-Home Detoxifying Facial

What to expect: The Yard member Unplugg is the expert in all things self-care. This webinar brings you celebrity facialist, supermodel-favorite and founder of Ildi Pekar Skincare & Spa, ILDI PEKAR to show you how to care for your skin in lock-down, including teaching the mysterious but always-effective lymphatic drainage facial massage. Ildi will show you how to do this massage and make an organic mask, so your skin can go from puffy to glowy in just 15 minutes! It’s like a magic trick – but with real results!

6:00 PM – Family Constellations Workshop with Marine Selenee

When you learn to understand where you came from and what it means, you learn to understand yourself. Your foundation rebuilds, and you are finally able to write your own story. You become your own healer.

In this 1-hour Introduction Workshop, you will:

Learn about Family Constellations Therapy | along with the philosophy and various perceptions surrounding the family unit.

Gain the tools to identify subconscious blocks and repeat patterns | allowing you to finally break free from your lineage and experience true freedom.

Explore the basics of your family heritage through drawing your family tree | making connections between each generation and the family influences your own life.

This powerful workshop will provide you a better understanding of your family, behaviors, patterns and create a new perception full of acceptance and respect toward what was and what is.

Marine Selenee is a New York-based Family Constellations facilitator, author and motivational speaker. Her unique approach to Family Constellations Method helps people heal from family wounds and find individual blocks rooted in the family system. This awareness unleashes freedom in the present. She works with clients through individual sessions, group workshops and her signature online course. She also speaks on panel discussions and at conferences delivering motivational speeches. And, since 2019 she is one of the Goop talents for Goop Health. Her greatest passion is sharing the transformative power of Family Constellations.


2:00 pm ET – Act Against Harassment – An Interactive Virtual Workshop

What do stories of harassment have in common and what can they teach us ?

The #metoo movement has made clear that harassment is prevalent in all spheres of society. Thousands of stories, previously unheard or invisibilized, have hit the media, showing how far harassment can go.

However, there are things each of us can do before harassment goes that far. Each and every story of harassment has something to tell us about how we can identify and address harassment in its early stages, and help create environments where everyone can thrive.This 1-hour virtual workshop will cover:

How to identify harassment and be aware of its warning signs using the Red Flag System developed in Period’s “It’s Not That Grey” Guide on sexual harassment

Concrete tools and methods to intervene as a bystander to stop harassment from developing further

How to create positive change by changing the culture around harassment in your surroundings

Juliette Sanchez-Lambert is an independent trainer, facilitator and consultant specializing in harassment prevention. She is based in Brussels, Belgium. In 2019 she co-authored ‘It’s not that grey’, a practical guide which deconstructs the so-called “grey zone” of sexual harassment by giving concrete tools to identify, bust myths around it and fight harassment.

She has seven years of experience in the field of human rights, with expertise on women’s rights, LGBTQI+ rights, and refugee and migrant rights. Juliette worked with international organizations, European institutions, and NGOs. Juliette also coaches people who have long been job-seeking on the art of crafting job applications that do justice to their skills and experience, so they gain back confidence in what they have to offer to the job market.